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SEO Cairns

Let's rank your website with our award-winning Cairns SEO services. Delivering real results for real SEO growth for your business.

Clutch top 1000 digital marketing agency award for Digital Nomads HQ 2023

Winner of Clutch Global 1000

Honoured to be a multi-award winning agency, establishing us as a thought leader within our industry.

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We deliver successful SEO campaigns

How do we do it?

We have been working with businesses in Cairns and across the rest of Australia for years… Having tested everything in SEO, we understand what works… and equally, what doesn’t. We can bring years of expertise and experience to your next SEO campaign!

So, How do we do it?


Relevant Content

Highly relevant content with expertise and experience is a must! The term “content is king” is thrown around in SEO for a reason… it’s what can quickly set your SEO campaign apart from the rest. Google’s EEAT framework: experience, expertise, authoritativeness, and trust, is here for this reason… By aligning with this framework, we can ensure that all content and optimisation performed by the agency will get the best results in SERPs. 


Building Authority

Simple… by increasing your domain authority (Backlink profile), we can increase your websites ranking in SERPs.

All our SEO campaigns have this a priority, boosting credibility and trust for your business. Google, still to this day, holds authority and referring domains as one of its strongest signals in ranking a website.


User Experience

We always want to provide a great user experience for your users. What’s the point of ranking if those new website visitors arent converting to a new sale or lead… With our expert team specialising in SEO services and working alongside Cairns businesses, we seamlessly integrate these elements into your campaign for optimal results in search engine rankings and Google search results.

Cairns Local SEO Agency

Working with 100s of local cairns businesses across every industry, real estate, automotive, trades etc. and no matter the scale, small business, large or even enterprise…We understand the nuances required to have a successful SEO campaign no matter the requirements.

Whether you’re a local Cairns tradie or professional service looking to increase your presence in Google’s Map pack (Local SEO) or have your website increase in SERPs (Search Engine Results) to increase your impression share on products or services – we will tailor your Cairns SEO campaigns to be in alignment with your objectives. 

With a local SEO team working across your campaign, we will also help in providing additional insights into what your competitors SEO campaigns… This can often lead us to find “content gaps” where you competition may be promoting services or working towards keywords, that you may not be aware of!

We always want to be proactive in your SEO campaign, giving new insights and growth along the way!

SEO Audit & Scope Meeting

Every SEO campaign start with a scope meeting to better understand your business… the objectives you have and the goals you have for your SEO campaign. 

This helps us align our SEO strategy to suit your business objectives and ultimately getting you the best result!

Post this first meeting/scope call, our team complete an SEO analysis of your website – from the existing on-page copy, through to your backlinks and technical SEO… this gives us insight into the corrective SEO work that be required straight away.

By our SEO team manually completing this audit prior to your business onboarding we can better scope the requirements of your campaign and giving you a better estimate of ROI and timeframe… we call this phase “creating a baseline”.

Advanced Keyword Planner & Competitive Analysis

With the “baseline” established the SEO audit documentation already completed, we can transition into the keyword research & planner.

This outlines the primary keywords to which your campaign will be targeting in Cairns…If these are local key terms they will often be geo-modified terms, Example:  “[Services] in Cairns” or Cairns [Services].

All these approved keywords will be  implement into our live keyword reporting tool (which you will have access to). 

Along with keyword research, we always undergo a competitive analysis, ensuring we don’t miss opportunities that your “key” competitors may be capitalising on that you aren’t… We don’t want you to miss out!

SEO Campaign

We like to move fast… with your campaign implementation (on-page work) commencing within 1-2 weeks!

This is where our SEO team will now combine the findings from your baseline audit, corrective measures needing to be addressed and your keyword planner, to start implementing on-page work to improve your SEO rankings.

All this will be combined into a structured SEO roadmap for the campaign… the team will work on any “critical” tasks first, often causing dramatic effects on your rankings (which can result in some great “quick wins”).

Your Ongoing SEO Campaign

With corrective work out the way, and the quick wins grabbed, your SEO campaign will  transition into a proactive campaign stage.

Continually working on strategic content for your website, writing “expert” level content to not just rank… but outrank your competitors. 

Creating topic pillars and cornerstone content on your website to increase your topical relevancy within your industry… and increase your authority by building on your backlink profile!

This is how your SEO campaign becomes a successful one…

Yes we are an incredible SEO team… but we are also a full-suite digital marketing team…

The complete agency!

When choose us to partner with, you get yourself a team of local digital marketing specialists.

Every digital strategy we create, every piece of content we tailor to your business, and every solution we implement is completed by our in house team members. We proudly do not outsource any part of our work.

We provide no lock-in contracts!


Because this policy means our team drives your SEO campaign every month as hard as they can!

Say goodbye to long-term contracts of 12-month SEO campaigns, where you see work being completed at the beginning and end of your contract to retain you!

We are about communication, transparency and integrity as an agency…

In line with our commitment to transparency, we provide all of our SEO clients with access to our live SERP ranking tool. This tool allows you to witness the real benefits of your SEO campaign, anywhere, anytime. You will be able to gain valuable insights into keyword positioning, organic traffic and much more. By providing this level of transparency, we ensure that you have a clear overview of the impact of our search engine optimisation efforts.
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Faith & Jodi having an internal staff meeting in the Digital Nomads HQ Meeting room
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We've done it for them,

We provide full-suite digital marketing packages in Web design, SEM, SEO & content services, all strategically applied towards your business’s growth.

Our SEO Services

Let’s help skyrocket your website in SERPs and attract more local customers with our comprehensive Cairns SEO packages. We’ll tackle everything from technical website issues to creating unique, engaging, local content. Our SEO Cairns team of experts will also build your online reputation through strategic off-page strategies.

On-Page SEO

We’ll optimise your website to capture the attention of Cairns locals! Through targeted on-page SEO, we’ll strategically use keywords your customers are searching for. Our experts refine your website’s titles, descriptions, and content, making it the top choice in search results for Cairns searches.

Off-Page SEO

We focus on enhancing your website’s reputation, authority, and trustworthiness to improve its search engine rankings. This remains a crucial ranking factor, particularly for Google. Our approach involves ensuring strategic placements across highly authoritative and niche-relevant platforms for your business.

Technical SEO

Let’s ensure your website is technically sound! We conduct comprehensive technical SEO audits to identify and fix issues that could be hurting your rankings. Our SEO team complete audits on your website’s architecture, page loading speed, redirects, canonical tags, mobile-friendliness, and the quality of your backlinks. By addressing these factors, we ensure your website is search-engine friendly and avoids penalties that can tank your search ranking.

Link Building

Link building is crucial for SEO, driving organic traffic. We’ve crafted a powerful strategy, comprising outreach, content creation, and manual link building. With our expertise, we’ll build a robust portfolio of high-quality links, elevating domain authority, enhancing SERP rankings, and increasing organic traffic. Our tailored services guarantee maximum results for each client.

Local SEO

Local search is vital for Cairns businesses, as they are targeting a specific location. Our local SEO services optimise your Google My Business Profile, including setting it up, establishing a review strategy, selecting relevant business categories, and posting regular updates. With our ongoing optimisation, your business will be visible on Google to people seeking your services nearby.

Content Creation

The saying “Content is king, or Content is queen” is widely acknowledged in the SEO community. Our Cairns SEO team specialises in incredible copywriting and content development. We will work on providing your website with content that has “depth”… this is content that includes, expertise, experience and data etc. which is what your customers want and equally Google loves!

Be our next Cairns

Partner with us for a whole-of-business approach to SEO. Our experts collaborate across departments, integrating your SEO strategy with everything from web design to content marketing for the best possible result… The proof is in our case studies below;

6 Month SEO Campaign

12 Month SEO Campaign

6 Month SEO Campaign

Real reviews,

Digital Nomads HQ is proud to have been awarded “Top 1000 Digital Marketing Agency” by Clutch. We’ve also won several awards by industry giant, Tech Behemoths. 

Read our 5 Star reviews and see what our clients say about us!


Tanya D.
Tullula, Owner
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The most impressive thing about DNHQ is the way they work as a team to achieve the goals of a client.
Janelle R.
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Digital Nomads truly stand out as a world-class agency. Their knowledge, creativity, adaptability, and innovative solutions have made them my go agency for 5 years now
Lilian B.
Derma Cosmetica
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This team was the team I am looking for! They care, they are honest and they will go above and beyond to support your business.
Karen P.
Sapphire Support
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Thanks to their digital marketing efforts, we’re seeing more leads coming in from Facebook, and our business is growing.
Dakota J.
Club Pilates
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The team at Digital Nomads are great to work with. Jacob who is handling our SEO and Todd who is handling our Facebook Ads are very hands on and offer great guidance during our meetings
Jodi S.
One Plus Books
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Digital Nomads HQ have an amazing team! They took the time to get to know me and my business, and advised me on a beautiful web design that exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend their services!
Sammi M.
Water Attack Pressure Washing
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DNHQ have been an absolutely amazing group to deal with. We have used them for multiple years now and they have built our website from ground up and we get compliments on it daily. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking...
Grant S.
Buderim Driving School
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This is the second website that the Digital Nomads HQ team has created for me (because the first one for a different business was so good) and the outcome again was so much more than I could have envisaged myself...
Charlie B.
The Flower Crew
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'I've tried other marketing companies in the past, but when I first spoke to the team at Digital Nomads, I felt comfortable. They've achieved such great results in such a short time, and I look forward to continuing working with them...

130+ 5 Star Reviews across Google, Facebook & Clutch

Why choose us?

While there are many digital marketing agencies in Cairns, and across Australia, and many of them promise the same results, there are some key differences to Digital Nomads HQ and why so many businesses choose us:



At our SEO agency we believe in establishing strong relationships & build trust – so you can be confident that we’ve got you. Whether you’re a one man band or a national company – we are your agency partners and we care about your business.



We have a commitment to excellence, which means the standards are high- crazy high! And, while we are human, our goal is that every aspect of execution, results and communication reflects this. We surround ourselves with excellent people for excellent results.



We believe that there is simply no other way to do business. We approach everything from marketing, finances and every decision for your business with the utmost integrity, transparency and honesty.
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Managing Directors Benjamin Paine & Jodi Theisen in the Agency
Ashley Paine, SEO Account manager working on client accounts
Web developers Hayden & Mitch having an internal staff meeting
SEO Team members sitting in the Digital Nomads HQ Head Office
Hayden and Faith having a discussion about marketing
Managing Director Ben speaking with Ash & Faith in the office

"Our company culture is built upon the pillars of hard work, quality relationships and a playful sense of humour" - Jodi Theisen

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A local team recognised

We aren’t just an agency, we are a team! A team of incredible individuals who continue demonstrating their combined expertise across our client’s businesses, achieving national recognition.
Clutch Global 1000 digital agency award awarded to Digital Nomads HQ 2023

Clutch Global 1000

Proudly awarded #260 out of 262,000 digital marketing agencies worldwide in 2023

TechBehemoth Leaders 2023

Winner in Web Design, SEO & WordPress Development in Australia

Our expertise is frequently cited by industry leaders

Get the answers you are looking for about Digital Nomads HQ

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation, which is a marketing strategy that helps to increase the visibility of a website or web page in search engine results. It involves on-page SEO which includes optimising content, improving website structure and navigation, and creating backlinks to other websites. SEO also focuses on increasing the relevance of a website or web page for specific keywords, as well as ensuring that the content is updated regularly and provides value to users. By utilising SEO techniques, businesses can improve their overall rankings in search engine results.

Want to learn more?


Listen to Benjamin Paine and Annabelle Cochrane explain the ins and outs of SEO.

SEO is important because it helps to increase website visibility and generate organic traffic. By optimising content and website structure, businesses can ensure that their website is easily found by potential customers and visitors. Additionally, SEO helps to establish credibility by demonstrating to search engines that the website is a reliable source of information. SEO also helps businesses stay ahead of the competition, as those who optimise their websites are more likely to be seen in search engine results than those who do not. Furthermore, SEO can help businesses improve their overall online presence by increasing their ranking in search engine results.
Search engines rank websites based on a variety of factors, including the quality of the content, the number and quality of backlinks, website structure and navigation, and user experience. Search engine algorithms also take into account the relevance of a website or web page for specific keywords. Additionally, search engines look at how often a website is updated with new content, as well as how quickly it loads. By utilising search engine optimisation techniques, businesses can improve their overall rankings in search engine results by optimising their content and website structure to make it more visible to search engines.
SEO is an ongoing process that requires regular maintenance and updating. In order to keep up with the ever-changing algorithms of search engines, businesses must continually optimise their content and website structure. Additionally, new content should be added regularly in order to keep the website relevant and up-to-date. Furthermore, businesses should monitor their rankings in search engine results to ensure that they are staying ahead of the competition. SEO is a long-term strategy that requires dedication and continuous effort in order to be successful.
Organic search results are those that appear naturally in the search engine results page (SERP) due to their relevance to the query. These results are based on the content, structure, and overall quality of a website. Organic search results are not paid for and rely on SEO techniques such as keyword research, content optimisation, and backlink building to increase visibility. On the other hand, paid search results are advertisements that appear in SERPs due to businesses paying search engines for placement. Paid search results appear at the top of SERPs and stand out from organic search results with labels such as “ad” or “sponsored”.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is an effective way to increase the visibility of a website in organic search engine results, while Google Ads are a great tool for businesses to instantly boost their visibility on SERPs. SEO requires time and effort to be successful, as businesses need to continually optimise their content and website structure in order to keep up with search engine algorithms. SEO also relies on organic techniques such as keyword research and backlink building, which provide long-term results that can help a website maintain its ranking over time. On the other hand, Google Ads are a paid form of promotion that offer quick results but require ongoing investment in order to stay at the top of SERPs. Ultimately, businesses should consider both SEO and Google Ads depending on their budget and goals for search engine visibility.

Yes, e-commerce SEO can help businesses improve their visibility on SERPs. E-commerce businesses should focus on optimising their product pages to make them more appealing to search engine algorithms. This includes using relevant keywords, optimising page titles and meta descriptions, and ensuring that the product page is easy to navigate. Additionally, e-commerce businesses should focus on building backlinks from other websites to demonstrate the relevance of their products or services. Ultimately, with the right SEO techniques, e-commerce businesses can increase their visibility on SERPs and generate more leads or sales from organic search results.

The benefits of SEO are numerous and can help businesses increase their visibility on SERPs, generate more leads, and boost their overall ROI. SEO techniques such as content optimisation, keyword research, and backlink building can help businesses rank higher in organic search engine results. This increased visibility can lead to more website traffic, which in turn can result in a higher volume of leads or sales for the business. Additionally, SEO is a cost-effective digital marketing method as it does not require businesses to pay for placement on SERPs like they would with Google Ads. By investing in SEO over time, businesses can build long-term compounding success and enjoy the rewards of organic search engine visibility for years to come.

Why Should I Invest In SEO Services?

So, Why SEO?

Because it delivers long-term growth that ads and paid media strategies can’t match. SEO is compounding and while its investment upfront doesn’t necessarily generate an instant return, the long-term growth and ROI can be outstanding.

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Digital Nomads HQ has worked with over 400+ businesses across Australia. From these, we have achieved over 115+ 5-star reviews.

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